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Kiss You is a song by One Direction. It was the second single from their second album, Take Me HomeIt was released in the United States on November 16, 2012. It is available on all editions of the album.

It was released as their third single in the UK and reached #9 on the official UK charts. The song is also featured in all versions of the Just Dance 2014 video game.

Lyrically, "Kiss You" describes an infatuation with a new romantic partner.

Background

"Kiss You" was written by Shellback, Rami YacoubCarl FalkSavan Kotecha, Kristian Lundin, Kristoffer Fogelmark, and Albin Nedler. It was produced by Yacoub, Falk, and Shellback. Recording for the song took place at Kinglet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, Chalice Studios in Los Angeles, California, and Wendy House Productions in London, England.

In April 2012, The Independent reported that Simon Cowell, the group's manager, had challenged prominent songwriters to compete for space on One Direction's second album. Falk said, "It's important to get their personalities on the music." In addition, the article reported that Syco Records was working on candidates that included Max Martin and Lundin.

"Kiss You" was chosen as the second US single and third international from their second studio album, Take Me HomeLiam Payne, a group member, in a November 2012 interview with MTV News, explained why they chose "Kiss You" as the album's second single in the US. Payne was quoted as saying: "With the album, that's the first one that we listened to and we were like, 'Yeah, we love this song'".

"Kiss You" was performed in the Take Me Home Tour, the Where We Are Tour and the On The Road Again Tour.

Lyrics

[Zayn]
Oh, I just wanna take you anywhere that you'd like
We could go out any day, any night
Baby I'll take you there, take you there
Baby I'll take you there, yeah

[Harry]
Oh, tell me, tell me, tell me how to turn your love on
You can get, get anything that you want
Baby just shout it out, shout it out
Baby just shout it out, yeah

[Liam]
And if you, you want me to
Let's make a move

[Harry]
Yeah, so tell me girl if every time we

[All]
To-o-uch
You get this kind of, ru-u-ush
Baby say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
If you don't wanna, take it slow
And you just wanna, take me home
Baby say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

[Harry]
And let me kiss you

[Zayn]
Oh baby, baby don't you know you got what I need
Looking so good from your head to your feet
Come on come over here, over here
Come on come over here, yeah

[Niall]
Oh, I just wanna show you off to all of my friends
Making them drool down their chinny-chin-chins
Baby be mine tonight, mine tonight
Baby be mine tonight, yeah

[Liam]
And if you, you want me to
Let's make a move

[Zayn]
Yeah, so tell me girl if every time we

[All]
To-o-uch
You get this kind of, ru-u-ush
Baby say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
If you don't wanna, take it slow
And you just wanna, take me home
Baby say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

[Zayn]
And let me kiss you (x5)

[All]
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na

[Louis]
Yeah, so tell me girl if every time we

[All]
To-o-uch
You get this kind of, ru-u-ush
Baby say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
If you don't wanna, take it slow
And you just wanna, take me home
Baby say yeah, yeah, yeah

Every time we to-o-uch
You get this kind of, ru-u-ush
Baby say yeah, yeah
If you don't wanna, take it slow
And you just wanna, take me home
Baby say yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

[Harry]
And let me kiss you

Music Video

Music Video Information
One Direction - Kiss You (Official)

One Direction - Kiss You (Official)

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Released January 7, 2013
Length 3:10
Director Vaughan Arnell
Production Co
Choreographer
Filmed November 2012
Location Borehamwood, England
VEVO views 418,517,944 (as of May 05, 2018)

Background

Premiering worldwide on Vevo on 7 January 2013, the music video depicts the band shooting different scenes via a green screen, dressed as sailors, surfers, skiers and jailers. The video features scenes reminiscent of the films South PacificTo Catch a ThiefJailhouse Rock and Beach Blanket Bingo, as well as the iconic music videos of songs such as The Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl", Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" and Rammstein's "Mein Land", among others.

Alternate Music Video

One Direction - Kiss You (Alt

One Direction - Kiss You (Alt. Version)

Lyric Video

One Direction - Kiss You (Lyric Video)

One Direction - Kiss You (Lyric Video)

Behind the scenes

One Direction - Kiss You (Behind The Scenes)

One Direction - Kiss You (Behind The Scenes)

Teasers

From January 2, 2013, various promotional trailers were released in the build-up to the premiere.

One Direction - Kiss You - 1 day to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 1 day to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 2 days to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 2 days to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 3 days to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 3 days to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 4 days to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 4 days to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 5 days to go

One Direction - Kiss You - 5 days to go

Live Performances

One Direction - Kiss You Live At (Today Show)

One Direction - Kiss You Live At (Today Show)

One Direction performing Kiss You BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend 2014

One Direction performing Kiss You BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend 2014

One Direction Perform Kiss You on Good Morning America

One Direction Perform Kiss You on Good Morning America

One Direction - Kiss You - X Factor USA (Finale)

One Direction - Kiss You - X Factor USA (Finale)

Credits

  • Shellback — writing
  • Rami Yacoub — writing, production, programming, instruments, bass
  • Carl Falk — writing, production, programming, instruments, guitar, background vocals
  • Savan Kotecha — writing, background vocals
  • Kristian Lundin — writing
  • Kristoffer Fogelmark — writing, background vocals
  • Albin Nedler — writing, background vocals
  • Niall Horan — additional guitar
  • One Direction fans — background vocals